What healthcare CEOs are saying about the Values Collaborative

“The Values Collaborative helps develop accountability for every aspect of our lives, be it family, work or community and has given opportunity to reflect on the important things on life and re-focusing on the main reason we are here.  This ultimately leads to more engaged employees and improved patient care.”Shannon Sorensen, Chief Executive Officer
Brown County Hospital, Ainsworth, Nebraska

“We are rolling out the Values Collaborative Training on The Twelve Core Action Values at Community Hospital.  Our core group of Certified Values Coach Trainers has already trained our directors and coordinators, and we’ll share the course with the rest of our staff during this year.  People really appreciate that we’re doing something that helps them personally and professionally, and I know this training is helping us do a better job of serving our patients and our community.”Jim Ulrich, Chief Executive Officer
Community Hospital, McCook, Nebraska

“This training – which 100% of our staff have now completed – helps all of us connect with our core values and answer the questions of ‘Who am I and why was I placed on this earth?’  When we know the answers to these questions, we are better able to connect with the values of the organization and better meet the needs of our patients.”Marty Fattig, President and CEO
Nemaha County Hospital, Auburn, Nebraska

“Our participation in the Values Collaborative has started a movement of our people who are committed to empowering themselves to act upon their values.  Our department managers feel more confident in having a core set of values to assist us in holding ourselves accountable.  I have had several people tell me how their personal lives have changed and their families have noticed and told them.  I really feel this program fills a huge void in our organization that I believe also exists in our American culture, the watering down or the lack of discussion of and commitment to our values.”Paul Utemark, Chief Executive Officer
Fillmore County Hospital, Geneva, Nebraska

“The Nebraska Hospital Association (NHA) is a proud sponsor of the Values Collaborative…  NHA staff is currently progressing thought The Twelve Core Action Values workbook to align our own values with the values of our Association so that our employees will have a sense of ownership in working on behalf of our members.  Through this Collaborative we will encourage our health care peers to be better caregivers, better colleagues, better employees and better people in every aspect of their lives.  We believe that we can transform the health care we deliver by living our values, improving our attitudes and creating an environment that fosters a strong sense of personal ownership for the well-being of our patients and our communities.   Participating in the Values Collaborative is one of the most important actions a hospital can take to prepare people for the changes we know are going to shake the rural healthcare system in the years to come.”Laura Redoutey, President
Nebraska Hospital Association

“We are bringing the Values Collaborative to North Dakota, and I myself have completed the course to become a Certified Values Coach Trainer, because I believe this is one of the most important investments a hospital can make to foster the cultural resilience that is absolutely essential in today’s turbulent healthcare environment.”Jerry Jurena, President
North Dakota Hospital Association